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It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
– David Brin
It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see.
– James Baldwin
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
– W. Somerset Maugham
It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.
– Kingman Brewster, Jr.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
– David Hume
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
– Juvenal
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
– Aristotle
It is simply bestial how people have an incessant need to own anything they can’t have and to destroy anything that they can’t comprehend
– Ahmed Korayem
It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.
– Kahlil Gibran
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
– Søren Kierkegaard
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
– Jerome K. Jerome
It is so sad to hear that Nikolai Nikolaevich Vasiliev has died. We all find it hard that he’s not alive. Friends write to us, but many letters don’t reach us… We remember the old days, visiting our hospital. I guess no one goes to the graves of our injured ones now nearly everyone was taken away from Tsarskoe. Do you remember Lukyanov he was so pitiful and sweet, always playing with our bracelets like a baby. His visiting card was in my album, but unfortunately the album was left behind at Tsarskoe. Just now I’m writing in our bedroom. On the writing desk are pictures of our beloved hospital…All in all, the times we went to visit the hospital were awfully good. We often reminisce about our visits to the hospital, the evening chats on the telephone, and everything, everything….
– Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
– Ronald Knox
It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
– Tom Lehrer
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
– Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live"
It is sometimes expedient to forget who we are.
– Publilius Syrus (c. 42 BC)
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
– Jean Rostand
It is spring time now! While the world looks for a new war to fight, you look for a cherry blossom to watch! Let the stupid seeks the violence; you seek the elegance!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs.
– Stanislaw Ulam
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.
– Author Unknown
It is such a pity that the only road that never ceases to close out is the that of cowardice" - Mental Hell
– Ahmed Korayem
It is suggested that, in domestic violence at least, the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detection and punishment.
– Colin Greenwood
It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.
– Charles Cooley
It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.
– Walter Linn
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told.
– Homer

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